We’ve heard of hidden meanings in song lyrics before, but who’d have expected Beyonce to be so passionate about zombie butt-kicking music? ‘Beyonce vs Zombies’ is a Tumblr blog by artist, Ali Graham, wherein she illustrates Queen Bey fighting hordes of the undead, as dictated by her famous song lyrics.
Shanghai-based illustrator, Wang2Mu, created these intricate illustrations using only red and blue ballpoint pens. Armed with the skill of a true artist and the patience of a zen master, he sets out creating these astonishing works without any digital retouching.
‘Pop Culture Popsicles’, is a series of illustrations imagining what our favourite movie and TV characters would look like as delicious, frozen desserts. Illustrator Andrew Hearth channeled his inner Andy Warhol and came up with the popsicle versions of The Joker, Robocop, Batman, Spock, Heisenberg, and Optimus Prime, to name a few.
Ooohh vavavoom! Just look at Wildfire, what a beauty! But be careful, play with her heart and you’ll get burned. LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, has illustrated some of the mythical items in the Game of Thrones universe into sexy cabaret girls. These include: Milk of the Poppy, Wildfire, and Valyrian Steel. […]
Olympians whose names are not Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine, give up now because there’s no way you’re going to win the gold over these super athletes. Italian comic book artist, Francesco Francavilla, came up with ‘The Winter SUPER Olympics’, a set of posters featuring superheroes competing in Sochi. The artist’s action-packed graphic style makes […]
Pixar artist and story supervisor, Josh Cooley, took his love of film and mixed that with his life-long fascination with children’s story book illustrations. The result is ‘Movies R Fun’, a roundup of famous scenes from classic films drawn in the style of a child’s story book.
What if the ThunderCats were actually from Japan, instead of Thundera? Canadian character designer Phil Postma of Minion Factory drew up these illustrations re-imagining the ThunderCats as ancient Japanese warriors and their nemeses as ancient Egyptian villains. Ancient Japan versus ancient Egypt, those two are mighty far from each other, but it looks like he’s […]
Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]
Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.
Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.
Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]
Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.
Do you still want to be the very best with these guys lurking around the tall grass? Artist Daryl Hobson finally created the series we’ve all been waiting for: zombified Pokemon! Currently, there are 649 Pokemon. Yes, they’re that many now. Hobson plans to only zombify the original 151 – unless he wants to be […]
London-based creative Lex Wilson made a series of illustration experiments using typography, 3D art, and a lot of perspective. He uses the viewer’s perspective to create optical illusions of type that seem to pop in and out of the page.
Young & Sick has been brought on to illustrate the sophomore Foster The People album entitled Supermodel. This also included designing the biggest mural on the West Coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. Check out this amazing time-lapse video of […]